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Gaming Disorder? Here is why you shouldn't panic...

If you are just joining the conversation, World Health Organisation recently classified excessive gaming as a mental health disorder. In my previous open web publications, … 662 more words

GeoGame Studies

1 in 4: the perils of mental health statistics

by Daniel Jacobson
London
CN: mental illness, stigma, diagnoses

‘Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.’ 960 more words

Non-fiction

Excessive Gaming Is Now A Mental Disorder: A Step Forward or Backwards?

The W.H.O has classified excessive gaming as a mental disorder in the draft for 2018 diagnostic manual.

According to the health organisation, a gaming disorder is characterised by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline. 768 more words

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WHO Targets Infectious Diseases, Premature Cancer Deaths

31 January 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) is tackling both communicative and non-communicative diseases, with a series of recent initiatives. An investigation by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) highlights the economic value of preventive activities tailored to each country’s “cancer profile.” The Organization is also working to eliminate measles, rubella and yellow fever in several target countries, and supporting countries to monitor the rise of antimicrobial resistance by establishing their own national surveillance systems. 416 more words

Sustainable Development Goals

Africa - Six Countries Lauded for Malaria Progress

A surge in cases in 2016 prompted WHO to announce that progress against the disease had stalled. More resources must be invested in the fight, leaders and experts say. 719 more words

Addressing The Epidemic Of Loneliness

“I don’t invite people to my home, and when they come unexpectedly, I just offer them cold tea without snacks so that they won’t come again. 460 more words

India

8 of every 10 cities breathe toxic air, 53% of Indians at risk: Greenpeace

Of India’s 280 cities/towns where air quality is monitored, none met the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safe levels of PM 10-20 μg/m³-the report said

People living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits, according to a recent report. 258 more words

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